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L-R: Erica Shields, Dean Brown, Michelle Mallin
Club Member, Erica Shields is a member of the Board of Directors of The Honor Bell Foundation. She recently helped arrange a special presentation to the Rotary Club of Littleton of the history of Honor Bell by the Foundation's Executive Director, Michelle Mallin.
L-R: Club President Bill White, Gordon Scheer, Club Secretary Rick Clark
Members of the Littleton Rotary Club joined together in celebrating the recent birthday of one of its very special members, Gordon Scheer. In recognition of his 93rd birthday, Gordon was acknowledged for his lifetime of service through careers in the FBI, as Headmaster of a private faith-based school, numerous volunteer trips to Uganda supporting education, and as executive Director of two national professional associations.
 
For over 25 years, he and his late wife Shirley actively supported the many programs and events sponsored by Littleton Rotary. Congratulations, Gordon! 93 years young and as active as ever. You inspire us all!
 
 
Littleton Rotary in partnership with South Suburban Parks & Rec held their annual Breakfast With Santa event on Dec. 1 at the Buck Recreation Center in Downtown Littleton. This annual event is open to all in the community who register to attend. Centered around a pancake breakfast and capped off by the arrival of Santa, children and adults are delighted at this happy event. Rotary members work in the kitchen, serve food, buss tables, and otherwise make sure that everyone is cared for. Special holiday craft activities are set up fo those who wish to try their hand and creating decorations and making greeting cards.
Rotary International has a High School Youth Exchange Program that sponsors high school juniors and seniors to study abroad for one school year. The 61 Rotary Clubs in Colorado’s Rotary District 5450 (north-central Colorado) sponsored 17 inbound students from around the world this school year and are hosted by Rotary families as well as others in their respective communities.
As part of their introduction to Colorado and its amazing outdoor wonders, the students are offed an opportunity hike to a peak along the Continental Divide.
In early August, Rotarians from Littleton and Summit County joined forces with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and community volunteers to restore the stairway leading to the overlook at the top of Loveland Pass. The stairway project is part of a greater effort to enhance the visitor experience to Loveland Pass and the adjacent trails leading to significant mountains on both sides of the Pass. A Rotary Trail Steward program was initiated so that visitors to Loveland Pass may have someone there to answer questions, provide trail maps, offer ice water to cyclists and other visitors, and take family pictures. Rotarians volunteer as Trail Stewards on select days throughout the travel season.
 
 
The Best Time to Plant a Tree is Twenty Years Ago. The Next Best Time to Plant A Tree is Today.
Chinese Proverb
85 Tomorrows Are Planted by Littleton Rotarians with a Little Help from Their Friends to Celebrate Earth Day
 
Beginning Sunday with 12 Crabapple Trees, continuing with 22 “Big” trees on Sterne Parkway near Littles Creek Park and wrapping up with 51 trees of 16 varieties on the Campus of Options Middle School and Secondary Program, one tree for each Rotarian is now Rooted in Littleton.
 
The Littleton Rotary Foundation recently presented grant funding to Doctors Care, an important private nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving health access for low-income individuals in the South Metro Denver area. Through its integrated primary care clinic, network of specialists and hospital services, and programs designed to address socioeconomic barriers to health and well-being; thousands of individuals have access to quality, affordable primary and specialty care and support services through Doctors Care. CEO, Bebe Kleinman accepted the funds on behalf of Doctors Care from Littleton Rotary Foundation President, Steve Tautz. The Foundation has supported this significant local health care organization for several years.
 
 
Student volunteers at Arty's Friday Food Bag storage facility with program member, Bobbie McCombs
 
During a PTO meeting back in 2012 at Centennial Academy of Fine Arts Education (formerly known as Centennial Elementary), concern was raised about the growing number of students whose only regular meals were those lunches provided by the school. Many of those students had very little food over the weekends and started the school week famished.
On the second Monday of each month, Littleton Rotary members volunteer at Project C.U.R.E. headquarters sorting donated new and surplus medical items. Those items are then boxed, palletised, and readied for shipment to clinics and hospitals in some of the world’s most critical areas. Teams of highly trained Project C.U.R.E. specialists travel to areas of need and do on-site evaluations. Once the evaluation of needs are completed, Project C.U.R.E. works to prepare the shipment and secures funding for transport.
Littleton Rotary spearheaded the fundraising effort that ultimately lead to the purchase of Project C.U.R.E’s. world headquarters located in Centennial, CO.
 
 
 
Speakers
GARY HARTY, BILL NAGEL, AND PHIL CERNANEC
Jan 22, 2019
CYCLING WITHOUT AGE - LITTLETON
DR. APRYL STEELE, PRESIDENT AND CEO
Jan 29, 2019
DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE
JON PROCTOR
Feb 05, 2019
COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON THE SOUTHEASTERN FRONT IN THAILAND AND MYANMAR
(Evening Meeting) ANDRE VAN HALL
Feb 05, 2019
HOW CURIOUSITY IGNITES THE POWER OF CHANGE
STEPHANIE PALM NEVES AND CINDY ROLD
Feb 12, 2019
ROTARY IN CENTRAL AMERICA
(Evening Meeting) MARK GINKEL
Feb 19, 2019
SOUL DOG RESCUE: SAVING TO SERVICE
 
 
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